John Messner, PhD

John Messner, PhD.

Chair, National BIM Standard- US, Planning Committee; Penn State University Professor of Architectural Engineering

Dr. John Messner is the Charles and Elinor Matts Professor of Architectural Engineering at Penn State and the Chair of the National BIM Standard Planning Committee. He specializes in Building Information Modeling (BIM), digital twins, and automation in construction research.

Dr. Messner led several projects that developed BIM planning processes which are incorporated into the National BIM Standard - US. He has received multiple National Science Foundation grants to investigate the application of advanced visualization in the AEC Industry and construction engineering education leading to the development of two Immersive Construction (ICon) Labs. He is a previous Chair of the NIBS BIM Council, a previous chair of the ASCE Computing Division, and a BOD member of the Lean Construction Institute. He received the 2021 NIBS Distinguished Service Award and was inducted into the National Academy of Construction in 2022.